“Do you want to party under a rocket, meet a NASA astronaut, participate in a live Moon experiment or have the chance to win a real spacecraft destined for the Moon?
Celebrating 55 Years of manned spaceflight along with the worlds annual space party known as Yuri’s Night, there’s a UK event where you can experience all of the above and more the National Space Centre on 9th April from 7:00pm – 11:00 pm. See http://www.yurisnight.org.uk for more details and tickets.
Yuri’s Night is a global celebration held annually on, or close to, April 12th. Commemorating both Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first space shuttle (STS-1) on April 12, 1981.
There have been as many as 350 Yuri’s Night events that have taken place across approximately 57 countries at one time.”